Pokemon: Crystal Ocean
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Introduction

Hi! I'd like to show you all my new project, Project II. Project II will take you, the player, back to the charming scene of Pokémon Crystal Version whilst providing additional content and various changes.

Storyline

Greetings, player! The world we live in is inhabited by live creatures known as Pokémon. Humans have lived, worked and played together with Pokémon harmoniously for ages. Nevertheless, there are still numerous mysteries surrounding them. Many scientists--such as Professor Elm of New Bark Town--have dedicated their lives to find out more about these strange and marvelous creatures.

Whilst busy with research, Professor Elm was in contact with Mr. Pokémon and they received word that a peculiar stone has been discovered. They were asked to run tests on it in Professor Elm's lab. Unfortunately, Professor Elm was far too busy to leave his lab, as was Mr. Pokémon, so he called a friend to help him--an ambitious young child from New Bark Town.

"This is very important! Please go an bring the stone to me from Mr. Pokémon," said Professor Elm. This child was always eager to help and agreed.

Before the child left, Professor Elm introduced them to 3 rare Pokémon and said, "You're going to want to take one of these Pokémon along with you." Without hesitation, they quickly ran to their Pokémon and went off.

Just then, they noticed there was an odd looking shadow lurking and peering through the window. It appeared to fit the shape of a boy about the same age as the kid, so they decided to go outside and talk to him. Right as they approached the boy, he pushed them away, shouting, "What are you looking at?!"

Who was this strange boy, and what significance does that stone have? You're about to find out...


Features
- Increased Difficulty (In comparison to GSC)
I plan on, not only increasing levels, but changing trainers' rosters along with movesets and the like.
- Side Quests
Is the main story not enough for you? Plenty of additional content will be available!
- Gym Leader Rematches/Reworked Teams
Gym Leaders will act as bosses instead of slightly difficult trainers.
- New areas!
Additional content! Additional content! Additional content!
- Stay tuned for more! I want to show off planned features in upcoming updates. Just giving you all a taste. Next Update: June 7th

Screenshots

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Credits

Deuoen
Atomic Reactor
Gexeys
House of Balloons
Spherical Ice
Luka S.J.
Avatar
Pokémon GSCPlatinum/Palladium
Maruno
Poccil
Flameguru
Pokémon Acanthite
Rocket Grandma

FAQ that have never been FA

What about Auburn?
Auburn has unfortunately been put on hold for the time being until I figure out which direction I'd like to take with it.

What about Monster Garden?
I currently can't access the files on the harddrive that has the project on it, but once I get access to those I'll resume work on it.

Why are you mixing 5th Gen art on a 3rd Gen game?
I'm aiming for a more modernized 3rd generation game. You'll notice that by the character shadows, UI's, etc. I find that combinations are not always a bad thing!

Isn't balancing multiple projects a bad idea?
It can be yes! But I'm doing what I love. If you're feeling ambitious it should be put to use for whatever idea it is you have. So long as you stay equally dedicated to each project, you're golden.

This is a dumb idea. HG and SS already exist!
Johto is my favorite region along with GSC/HGSS being one of my favorite Pokémon games, but you're right! Project II isn't just an ordinary remake. The storyline revolves around Mega Evolution along with additional content.

How does this game differ from GSC and how does it differ from HGSS?
For starters, it differs from both of them due to the storyline revolving around Mega Evolution and all of the additional content (That will be showcased soon!).
I would say it differs more from HGSS by trying to stay as faithful to the originals as possible. Of course there will be changes to provide a breath of fresh air, but I also aim to induce nostalgia with every cutscene, map, event, etc.
As for differing from GSC, I'd like to fix the level scale and increase difficulty to provide a challenge.

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heyyy it's about time maxie. let me know if you need anything sprited (since i just got done with school).
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#3
Looks like we both are working on similar projects. Good luck with yours.
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#4
Very cool project, Max. I've seen most of it so there's not much to say. I especially like the 6th screen, the floor tiles make it feel really 'organic' - same with faulkner's gym. Oh and you probably want to add the Acanthite Team to the credits for the public tileset that the sprout tower is from.

Anyways it's awesome and I look forward to getting a chance to play. Chikorita <3
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Wow, this looks awesome. I like how it still has that G/S/C feel instead of HG/SS feel.
In Kanto, maybe you can expand on the storyline there a bit? I felt like the Kanto part of G/S/C was too rushed and could have been much better.
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Yes! Excellent! I'm glad to see you've finally posted it! Smile I absolutely love the mapping you've been doing. The little details definitely make this stand out from any sort of Johto remake I've seen before. I'm rooting for you, buddy!
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MAAAAAX!!!! Aah, oh my god, this looks amazing! Seriously, well done with the overall presentation of this. It's a gen 2 remake, but I'm really, really hyped about it. Also female Bug Catcher! I really like that. I especially like Falkner's gym but everything looks solid. I can't wait to see more!
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#8
Lookin good! This looks like it'll be pretty interesting. I'm very excited to see what's in store!
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(05-31-2015, 07:03 AM)Rocket Grandma Wrote: heyyy it's about time maxie. let me know if you need anything sprited (since i just got done with school).

Thanks man!

(05-31-2015, 07:07 AM)AtomicArk Wrote: Looks like we both are working on similar projects. Good luck with yours.

Good luck to you as well.

(05-31-2015, 09:51 AM)House of Balloons Wrote: Very cool project, Max. I've seen most of it so there's not much to say. I especially like the 6th screen, the floor tiles make it feel really 'organic' - same with faulkner's gym. Oh and you probably want to add the Acanthite Team to the credits for the public tileset that the sprout tower is from.

Anyways it's awesome and I look forward to getting a chance to play. Chikorita <3

Ah yeah good point. I've done that now. Thanks!

(05-31-2015, 10:16 AM)Florio Wrote: Wow, this looks awesome. I like how it still has that G/S/C feel instead of HG/SS feel.
In Kanto, maybe you can expand on the storyline there a bit? I felt like the Kanto part of G/S/C was too rushed and could have been much better.

I've got some stuff in plan for Kanto. Wink

(05-31-2015, 01:29 PM)Deouen Wrote: Yes! Excellent! I'm glad to see you've finally posted it! Smile I absolutely love the mapping you've been doing. The little details definitely make this stand out from any sort of Johto remake I've seen before. I'm rooting for you, buddy!

I appreciate it man thanks!

(05-31-2015, 02:03 PM)plutokrasi Wrote: MAAAAAX!!!! Aah, oh my god, this looks amazing! Seriously, well done with the overall presentation of this. It's a gen 2 remake, but I'm really, really hyped about it. Also female Bug Catcher! I really like that. I especially like Falkner's gym but everything looks solid. I can't wait to see more!

Aw shucks thank you.

(05-31-2015, 03:21 PM)siraquakip Wrote: Lookin good! This looks like it'll be pretty interesting. I'm very excited to see what's in store!

Thank you!

I appreciate the feedback everybody. New update coming soon!
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#10
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Gen II competition! I'll be watching you. After I finish the FireRed remake it's on to Johto.

Will you be sticking with Gen 3 tiles? I actually really like them.
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